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Our office hours are changing beginning Monday, July 16
Our new hours will be 7:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
The Town Office will still be closed on all Federal and State Holidays.
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Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer



The Town of Fort Fairfield, is accepting bids on a 1999 Dodge Pickup, in as is, where is condition. There is no warranty on the vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed by contacting Kevin Senal at 207-554-9952.   

In order to be considered as a valid bid, bid documents shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside envelope “Bid for 1999 Dodge Pickup” and include the name of the company or person submitting the bid. Bids for the 1999 Dodge Pickup will be received until 4:00 PM, on August 14, 2018 at the Town of Fort Fairfield Municipal Building, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

On Friday, May 29th, the Fort Fairfield Town Council unanimously chose James Risner as the new Town Manager after a three-month nationwide search that yielded several qualified candidates.  Risner, who is replacing outgoing Town Manager Michael Bosse, is a recent transplant to The County from Virginia. 

                “I retired on February 28th after more than thirty-one years of federal service, the last twenty-eight as a Department of the Army civilian,” stated Risner.  “My last position was a Pentagon Liaison for the Program Executive Office for Ammunition.  I began my federal service as an enlisted Marine, attaining the rank of Sergeant.”

                In addition to his public sector experience, Risner has over 14 years’ experience in municipal government serving in many capacities, including; 2 terms as a town councilor in Culpeper, Virginia, chairman of the town planning commission, member of the town and county joint board of zoning appeals, and chairman of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission.

                Risner says one of his main goals as Town Manager is to improve economic opportunities for residents and the region. 

“We need to look at ways to attract a diverse mix of businesses that bring jobs that can support families,” he said.

While Risner’s retirement was short lived, he is happy to get back to work, this time serving his newly made friends and neighbors in the community he now calls home.      

                “My wife and I spent several years looking for a place in Maine to retire to,” he explained.  “Fort Fairfield has what we were looking for; a small town with a good quality of life, close to a hospital and university.  Folks have been very friendly and welcoming.”

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